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Today's News

  • Docs to rock for Free Clinic event

    Second Opinion, a group of Methodist Medical Center physicians and friends who perform classic rock, will provide music for dancing during the Aug. 16 Atomic Blast, the annual fundraiser for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge, which serves Roane County.

    The fundraiser will be from 5 to 10 p.m. in the parish life center of St. Mary’s Church at 327 Vermont Ave. It will include a catered dinner, Celebrity Dance Contest and live auction.

  • Ten from Roane to be presented at annual Teen Board dance in Sept.

    The Teen Board of Knoxville has invited 10 Roane Countians to be presented during the 54th annual Teen Board Presentation Dance on Sept. 27.

    Teens are presented during the annual black-tie event as a reward for completing hours of service to civic and welfare projects for charitable organizations in their community.

    Presentees include:

    HARRIMAN

    • Carly Brown, a student at Harriman High School. Her parents are Levie and Misty Brown.

  • Roane guardsman retires after 37 years’ service

    After more than 37 years of service, Staff Sgt. Thomas Greene retired from 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, (Tennessee Army National Guard) at the end of June.

    The Roane County native began his military career in October 1977, when he joined the old Company D in Oak Ridge as a ground surveillance radar operator.

    “I was 23 when I joined,” said Greene, who lives in Dyllis near Harriman with his wife, the former Sandi Bright of Loudon.

  • Mr. & Mrs. Lawson 50th

    Richard and Sarah Lawson of Oliver Springs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this week.

    The couple was married on Aug. 1, 1964.

    The Lawsons’ family includes Michael, Tina, Chris, John, Jared, Summer, Anna, Josh, Rusty “Lil’ Man” and five cats.

    “We love you and celebrate these wonderful 50 years with you,” family members said. “You are very very important to each and every one of us.”

  • General Sessions Court: March 7, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    March 7 — Matthew S. Metcalf, speeding: dismissed, safety class. Financial responsibility law: dismissed.

    • Kristen M. Alcorn, speeding: dismissed, safety class.

    • Wyatt S. Gibson, financial responsibility law: dismissed. Speeding: dismissed, safety class.

  • Property transfers: Feb. 27-March 7, 2014

    Property deed transfers in Roane County:
    Feb. 27 ― From Arnold M. Weiss and Francis X. Guldin to Federal National Mortgage Association by trustee’s deed, Dist. 1, city of Harriman, Lots 901, 905 and 909, $0.

    • From Shannon Conley Clerk and Master to George Pope and Barbara Pope by deed, Dist. 1, 6.25 acres, Fisk Addition Road, $30,000.

  • Arrests: July 24-28, 2014

    Editor’s Note: Readers are cautioned that some names may be the same as, or similar to, other members of the community.
    July 24 — Ricky Frazier Andrews, 25, 211 Oak Ave., Rockwood: aggravated burglary, theft $1,000 but less than $10,000. Total bond $5,000; court date Sept. 8.

    • Kayla Marie Bauer, 19, 140 Orchard Road, Apt. 1, Kingston: two counts aggravated burglary, two counts theft $1,000 but less than $10,000. Total bond $10,000; court date Aug. 11.

  • An uncomfortable admission

    Roane County Commissioner Steve Kelley had intended to keep his mouth shut over a proposal to post “In God We Trust” at the courthouse in Kingston.

    “It’s going to pass,” his wife, Renee, counseled her husband. “Don’t say anything.”

    As the proposal was debated in June, Kelley could no longer hold back. When other commissioners questioned him about his opposition, he admitted that he is an atheist — he doesn’t believe in God.

  • Harriman lawyer suspended

    Harriman attorney Donice Butler has been suspended.

    The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted the decision of a hearing panel in her disciplinary case, meaning a nine-month suspension.

    Ninety days of the suspension are active. The remainder is to be served on probation.

    The Supreme Court issued the suspension on Monday.

    Butler said she has a 10-day period before the suspension goes into effect.

  • Roane man killed in motorcycle crash in Vonore

    A 42-year-old Harriman man was killed in a Saturday morning motorcycle wreck in Monroe County.

    According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Michael W. Hileman was headed north on State Hwy. 322 in Vonore while riding a 1997 Harley Davidson.

    “For unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed the double-yellow center line and exited the left side of the roadway,” the report said.

    No other details about the accident were given.